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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Battle of the Headphones: AirPods

Battle of the Headphones: AirPods

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager October 4, 2019

Written by Ryan Manesh It was Christmas morning in 2018 and the air was a crisp 62 degrees. I was curious, not knowing what could be contained in the plentiful boxes of presents laying under the plastic...

Gunn cliques, environment prevent true party culture

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager October 4, 2019

Written by Ryan Manesh From a young age, every movie I saw that had a high school portrayed it with the same stereotypes. The school was always ruled by a jock—generally, a football player—and anyone...

The Class of 2020 shares their advice for Freshman

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager September 20, 2019

By Ryan Manesh Coming towards the beginning of my senior year and the end of my high school experience, I have had time to reflect on the many things I have learned and wish I knew when I was younger....

Gunn Football Update 2019

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager September 13, 2019

By Ryan Manesh Gunn’s football team is off to a historic start to the season. The team has won their first two games for the first time in seven years. The Titans started off their winning streak...

graphic by Jocelyn Wang

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager March 8, 2019

Since the debut of social media platforms such as Instagram, many influencers have taken advantage of their following to create a form of revenue for themselves through advertising. Celebrities...

Gamer Competes in International eSports Tournament

Gamer Competes in International eSports Tournament

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager March 8, 2019

Junior Max Popov has the dream job of many: getting paid to play video games. Popov is a professional esports player and has traveled all over the world to compete in FIFA tournaments and compe-...

Naviance issues raise concerns for teachers, seniors

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager November 9, 2018

Many seniors this year are running into an unwanted roadblock in the process of receiving letters of recommendation to send to colleges. The program, called Naviance, has been introduced that allows...

Alternatives to physical education class offered: students enroll in Yoga and Athletic Conditioning

Alternatives to physical education class offered: students enroll in Yoga and Athletic Conditioning

Ryan Manesh, Sports Editor, Business Manager September 7, 2018

Written by Ryan Manesh At the end of the last school year, students learned that they would be able to take two new physical education (P.E.) electives: Athletic Conditioning and Yoga. Both of these classes,...

Should NCAA Athletes be Paid?

ryanmanesh April 20, 2018

Written by Ryan Manesh There has always been a debate about whether or not National Collegiate Athletic Association  (NCAA) athletes should be getting paid money for their careers. Recently, however,...

Music Vs Morals: Con

Music Vs Morals: Con

ryanmanesh March 6, 2018

Written By Ryan Manesh Music has a large influence on the world, but a lot of the time the music isn’t the only thing that influences listeners: the artists themselves do as well. Artists have grown...

Varsity Wrestling Update: January 2018

Varsity Wrestling Update: January 2018

ryanmanesh February 2, 2018

Written by Ryan Manesh Although Gunn’s wrestling team has only had six games this season, eagerness is already building within the team to do well. Last year, they placed 4th out of 14 teams at...

Are the advantages of super teams fair game in the NBA? - NO

Are the advantages of super teams fair game in the NBA? – NO

ryanmanesh November 9, 2017

Written By Ryan Manesh The NBA has had super teams in the league for decades. A few of the strongest examples have been the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors, 2007-08 Celtics and 2011-12 Miami Heat. According...

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